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Adapter Rails for Curt 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider - Ram Towing Prep Package

Adapter Rails for Curt 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider - Ram Towing Prep Package

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This adapter is specially designed to attach to the receivers in your Ram's factory, underbed 5th-wheel towing prep package. The base then provides the attachment point for your Curt 5th-wheel slider or roller. Call 800-298-8924 to order Curt accessories and parts part number C16022 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Curt products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for Adapter Rails for Curt 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider - Ram Towing Prep Package. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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2020 Ram 3500 - Adapter Rails for Curt 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider - Ram Towing Prep Package

  • Fifth Wheel Installation Kit
  • Rail Adapter
  • Curt

This adapter is specially designed to attach to the receivers in your Ram's factory, underbed 5th-wheel towing prep package. The base then provides the attachment point for your Curt 5th-wheel slider or roller.


Features:

  • Custom base is specially designed to attach to the receivers in your Ram factory-installed, underbed 5th-wheel towing prep package
  • Base works with Curt hitches with sliders (16516, C16521, C16536, C16541, or C16546 - sold separately)
    • Adapter provides an additional 1-1/2" of height compared to industry standard rails
  • Quarter-turn anchoring system for quick installation and removal
  • Durable carbide black powder coat finish


Specs:

  • Application: Ram trucks with factory-installed, underbed towing prep package
  • Capacity: 24,000 lbs
  • 10-Year warranty


16022 Curt OEM Fifth Wheel Roller Adapter for Dodge Ram Trucks with Factory Towing Prep Package

Installation Details C16022 Installation instructions

Video of Adapter Rails for Curt 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider - Ram Towing Prep Package

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Curt 5th Wheel Hitch Adapter Rails Installation - 2016 Ram 3500

Today on this 2016 Ram 3500, we're going to show you the adapter rails for the Curt 5th Wheel Hitch with slider options for your Ram towing prep package. We're also going to to show you how it installs. This is going to be part number C16022. The Curt 5th wheel adapter is specifically designed for your Ram 3500's under bed tow prep package. It can be easily installed and removed and you can use both your regular 5th wheel hitches, as well as your slider hitches. When it comes to your slider hitches, we recommend you use those for 6 and a half foot beds which will help compensate for the reduced turning clearance.

They're installed and removed by opening up these latches here and are locked into place using these snap pins. Once they're open like that, they're ready to be lifted up. They're closed just as easily. This has a weight capacity of 24,000 pounds. Once its installed, it's going to stand about 3/4 inches tall in your truck bed. Now that we've going over some of the features, lets show you how this installs.

As we've stated before, this is for the Ram tow prepping package. We're going to go ahead and start by opening up all of our ports here to set our adapter in. You just twist on them and life up. You'll do this for all 4 points. Once you have all those removed, we'll go ahead and set these inside the vehicle and we'll go ahead and set our adapter in place.

Before we set our adapter into the rails, we've got to actually open up the feed so they can be set inside. To do that, we'll have to remove this snap pin here and open up like so. We'll be doing this on all of them. I also like to point out the entry points actually have different sizes so the wider ones get put in the back while the slimmer ones get put towards the front. With an extra set of hands we'll go ahead and set this inside the truck bed system. Slip it up, line them up, set them in place and then we'll go ahead and lock them down.

If these aren't fitting in exactly how you need them to, the feet themselves can be adjusted. What you do is you pull the cotter pin here, you loosen it a quarter turn until these can actually shut all the way and lock into place. Once they can shut and lock into place, you reinstall the cotter. Now we're ready for our 5th wheel hitch. Now that we have our 5th wheel hitch in place, we'll go ahead and secure it with our provided half inch pins with our adapter. You can also us e the pins that come with your actual 5th wheel hitch as well. It's your choice. That'll do it for the adapter rails for the Curt 5th Wheel Hitch with slider, Ram towing prep package addition, part number C16022 on our 2016 Ram 3500.


Customer Reviews

Adapter Rails for Curt 5th Wheel Hitch w/ Slider - Ram Towing Prep Package - C16022

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (69 Customer Reviews)

This adapter is specially designed to attach to the receivers in your Ram's factory, underbed 5th-wheel towing prep package. The base then provides the attachment point for your Curt 5th-wheel slider or roller.

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I love the way it sits and fits in my truck. The instructions and installation were very clear and easy to follow and assemble. And there is still room to have my tool box’s and a chain between the 5th wheel and my tailgate. My tank cover fits perfectly over the top and my support bars don’t touch the 5th wheel either. I am very happy with this 5th wheel.It works just like all the descriptions said it would. It will make pulling our camper a breeze. I would recommend this hitch very highly. And will be recommending all my friends to this company for all future hitches. 828550



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The product arrived 1 day earlier than promised. The instructions were decent, they could of been more inclusive of the different setups, the hitch and sliders didn’t reference how to interface with the Ram puck base. The rubber gaskets for the slider base didn’t fit with the Ram base due to their thickness. You need a 100lbs torque wrench(I rented one from Orielys). All the parts were present. The bad may not of been etrailers fault, but the boxes arrived like they were dropped out of an airplane. Amazingly, nothing was damaged. 712033



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Receiving: Packaging was shot, shredded and falling apart. Parts we're falling out everywhere. Surprisingly all the parts were there. Installation: Some manhandling was involved, other than that, everything went smoothly for the most part. Also the instructions weren't very clear. Hahaha, like men read instructions! No, but really, the instructions suck. I'm happy with the product. 492355



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2017 Dodge Ram Pickup

I bought a 5th Wheel camper on May 13th. On the 14 I started shopping for a 5th Wheel Hitch. I landed on etrailer’s site. I found what I wanted in no time. When I went to check out it said I should have the unit it 3 days. Which would be Friday. I needed to pick up my Camper on Monday. I called because I wanted to be sure it would deliver on Friday. They assured me I would have it Friday. I placed my order at 11am and by 3 pm I had an email saying the Hitch had shipped. To my surprise it arrived on Thursday. I’m very mechanically inclined and it took me about 2 hours to put the Hitch in my 2017 Ram 2500 with the in bed puck system. I did have to remove my bed liner which I will put back in at a later date. The installation went pretty smooth. I found it helpful to watch the videos on the installation. I picked up my camper on Monday and drove 100 miles home. So far so good. It’s going on 600 mile journey over the Memorial Day Weekend. I was very impressed with the customer service when I called and the very quick free shipping. Great Job etrailer. 645281



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2015 Ram 3500

Great product made by Curt Hitches. Easy to assemble and was delivered by Etrailer in a timely manner. I have to give a Big Thank You to Crystal K for her help on my order. I would definitely use etrailer again. Thanks again. 501446



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Purchased and installed adapter rails for my Curt 5th wheel hitch. These adapter rails are rated for 24,000 lbs., and are "beefy". I could not be more pleased with the ease of installation and overall heavy duty construction of these adapter rails. 486346




- C16022
by: 09/11/2020

Works great, perfect fit 877049



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Great customer service and quick shipping. Showed up 5 days Early. 874897



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Straightforward setup. I’d recommend deep sockets for torquing the bolts down. Solid piece of equipment. 873109



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Heavy duty piece of equipment, I am very proud to own it. Glad I purchased it from etrailer, Extremely satisfied. 871056



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The adapter rails fit perfectly, lock in place securely, and make removing the hitch easy. The only problem with them is how they raise the fifth wheel hitch height. My 3500 RAM is stock, the Curt hitch is bolted in the lowest position in the slider assembly, and the fifth wheel (RV) rides a little nose high. The clearance to the bed rails is about 9 inches. 865440



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Like most customers the box was in really bad shape when it arrived. Everything was still together and not damaged. Received 2 of 3 boxes, contacted customer service since I needed the rail system for the rest of the assembly to mount on and they promised the rails would arrive the next day. I'm trusting they will get here. The Curt fifth wheel slider hitch is built substantially well and is impressive, cannot wait to hook up! 864590



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I haven’t used the hitch yet but it went together fairly easy. It heavy but seems to be built well. The only issue I have is that I couldn’t get the supplied rubber pads installed. They seem to be a bit to thick so I’m going to drive around a week or so without a trailer and try getting them in after some wear. But all and all seems like a quality hitch. This was the first time I’ve had one and I got it installed with the slider in about 90 minutes. 851797



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Great rails but our hitch will not fit on there. We need hitch info 826447


Comments
This Curt Adapter Rail is designed to fit with Curt Sliding Hitches. The sliding hitches that fit this adapter are part numbers 16516, C16521, C16536, C16541, and C16546 - all of which are sold separately.
-- Victoria B - 07/15/2020

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- C16022
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2019 Ram 2500

Installation is a breeze. 4 short bolts and 4 longer bolts. Instructions show a picture of the pieces but no step by step because, well...there's 8 bolts and if you can't see in the picture how it goes, hire someone who can. Seriously...it took me the better part of 30 minutes to assemble. Once assembled with loose fitting bolts I placed the assembly into the pucks in my truck. three of the pucks went right into the holes but the forth was off by 1/8 inch. I was able to tap it with a large ball peen hammer to get it to go in. I tightened all the bolts and adjusted the retainer nuts (with the cotter pins removed). I still have to use the ball peen hammer to get that 4th puck to force into place. I know the Reese setup has adjustments for the four pucks...why Curt chose not to have those adjustments I don't know. The good news is I am able to use the hitch...I just wish it fit better. The system seems well built and very heavy duty. I will not worry about the system failing while dragging my 18,000 lb trailer. 825221



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Dodge

Just what I needed for my new Dodge. Saved me from buying another 5th wheel hitch. thank you 806593



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Product delivery was fast. One box had slight damage, but with the weight, not surprised. Everything was in good shape. Thorough reading of directions might have improved assembly, but pretty easy to figure out. Assembled right in bed of truck to get puck alignment right the first try. Parts are heavy, but having an electric hoist in the garage really helped. 773590



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2019 Ram 2500

Product was shipped the next day and I received it a day ahead of schedule. I will not be able to install it as my truck is on order and will not be in for a few weeks. Will update on the installation and performance review later. 749983



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Does what I need it to do. UPS destroyed the box but it was double Packaged so nothing lost or damaged. 737119



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Dodge Ram Pickup

Purchased this adapter to go with my new RAM truck factory 5th wheel hitch mounts. Adapter is very well made and fit was perfect. Easy to install and remove from the truck bed as needed. Nice product at a good price. 735900



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Great fitment and easy to install. All the components are will built. etrailer had the lowest price! Shipping was quick with a great tracking email. The packages are heavy so I was a little concerned about them being damaged in transit, but etrailer did a nice job of extra packaging to ensure no issues. I would purchase from them again! 727498



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Great service and product! 717581



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Great service, bed rails where a bit difficult to install but fit in the end. 711160



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2019 Ram 3500

Arrived on schedule and well packed. Easy installation in about 30 minutes by myself, did some minor adjustments to the locks as one was tight and one was loose. The sliding hitch ended up being slightly higher than the old hitch but still acceptable. 699701


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